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  • 15-Jan-2020
  • 6:00 PM (MST)
  • 16-Jan-2020
  • 6:00 PM (MST)
  • Banff, AB - Rimrock Hotel


  • (Tax incl.) Pre tax rate is 975
  • Nurse registrations have fully used our available funding for the 500$ bursaries. Our ability to pay these bursaries going forward depends on our success in raising additional funds.
  • (Tax incl.) Pre tax rate is $900
  • (Tax incl.) Pre Tax rate is 350

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THE SRPC MISSION - Championing rural generalist medical care through education, collaboration, advocacy and research.
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Enhanced Surgical Skills / Obstetrical Surgical Skills Program

Banff, AB - Rimrock Hotel  -  Jan 15 & 16 2020

Full Program and Syllabus

This Year's Program

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Alberta Chapter for up to 8 Mainpro+ credits.

This one day course is designed for ESS / OSS Surgeons in conjunction with Emergency Medicine for Rural Hospitals course and the Endoscopy Skills Day for Practicing Endoscopists course. The program will update rural ESS surgeons with current methods, facilitate informal communication and encourage FP-Specialist networks.

*Updated 01/08/2020 PDF Schedule 
•  Highlights  •  OR Nurses  •  Extended Program  •  Faculty  •  Pre-POST Courses  •  Hotel  •  CANCELLATION


Registrants that wish to make changes to their registration will need to contact the office by phone or email with your request. 
*Program is subject to change.


Program Highlights

  • New Format - Case based, small groups with faculty
  • Rural Trauma - Roles for ESS/OSS
  • Sims in Your Home OR
  • Does rural surgery make the cut? Are we good enough?
  • Hernias and other Surgical Pearls

Bring Your OR Nurses! 

Rural OR nurses are invited to fully participate in this program. 

  • With the support of our sponsors RhPAP, RCCbc and SMA,  the SRPC is able to reduce registration to $50 for all OR nurses and to offer a $500 bursary for a limited number of OR nurses who register.

Extended Program

  • THURSDAY EVENING -JAN 16th @ 18:00 - Dinner (Optional) $89.25/pp (tax incl.)
    "The Role of Family Physicians in Rural Surgery: A Global Perspective” with Dr Ryan Falk & Dr Emilie Joos

  • FRIDAY MORNING - JAN 17th @ 08:00 - 10:00 Breakfast (Optional) $42/pp (tax incl.)
    “Where Do We Go Next?” with a Panel and Discussion led by CPD committee

  • NURSING BREAKFAST FRIDAY MORNING - JAN 17th @ 08:00 - 10:00 Breakfast (Optional) Sponsored by College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC (NNPBC) – Michael Sandler Executive Director


  • OB:  Joanne Siverston, Andrew Kotaska, Neeraj Mehra, Kristin Hoffman
  • Gen Sx:  Roy Kirkpatrick
  • Trauma Surgeon:  Phil Dawe, Emilie Joos
  • FPA Bruce McKnight and Sean Ebert
  • Several ESS/OSS colleagues

Pre-POST Courses

Register for these events separately


  • A block of rooms have been reserved at the The Rimrock Resort Hotel.
    Address: 300 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1J2
  • Book ONLINE HERE  
  • Call 1-888-746-7625 (1-888-RIMROCK) to book over the phone or to reserve an extended stay with a reservations agent.  Reference SRPC Room Block Code is 200115SRPC
  • Standard Group rate $198.00 -  December 23, 2019. (Release Date)


  • All event cancellations must be made in writing by email to
  • Full Refund (less $75 admin fee) will be granted if notification is received by December 6th.
  • 50% refund will be granted for cancellations made between December 7th and December 27th.
  • Refunds will not be granted after December 27 but we will transfer the balance (less $75 admin fee) to another SRPC event or SRPC membership.
  • Deposits are non refundable but are transferable to SRPC Membership.
  • Social tickets are non refundable but may be transferred to a student or resident.

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